This brass idol of Goddess Kali Maa is meant for performing puja at home, or for simply decorating your home in Hindu way. Kali is the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment, Shakti. She is the fierce aspect of the goddess Durga (Parvati). The name Kali comes from Kala, which means black, time, death, lord of death: Shiva. Hence, Kali is the Goddess of Time and Change. Although sometimes presented as dark and violent, her earliest incarnation as a figure of annihilation of evil forces still has some influence. Comparatively recent devotional movements largely conceive Kali as a benevolent mother goddess. Kali is represented as the consort of Lord Shiva, on whose body she is often seen standing. Shiva lies in the path of Kali, whose foot on Shiva subdues her anger.